Australian architects awarded top spots in Architizer A+ awards

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The Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects. Winner of the Popular Choice award for Higher Education and Research Facilities.

The Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects. Winner of the Popular Choice award for Higher Education and Research Facilities. Image: John Gollings

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The interior of Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects. Winner of the Popular Choice award for Higher Education and Research Facilities.

The interior of Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects. Winner of the Popular Choice award for Higher Education and Research Facilities. Image: Peter Bennetts

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The Aria by MHN Design Union. Winner of the Popular Choice award for Multi Unit Housing - Mid Rise (5-15 Floors).

The Aria by MHN Design Union. Winner of the Popular Choice award for Multi Unit Housing - Mid Rise (5-15 Floors). Image: John Gollings

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The Wollongong Central Development by HDR. Winner of both the Popular Choice and Jury Choice awards for the Shopping Centre category.

The Wollongong Central Development by HDR. Winner of both the Popular Choice and Jury Choice awards for the Shopping Centre category. Image: Tyrone Branigan

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Australians practices have made their mark at the Architizer A+ Awards this year, attaining the top spots in three categories, including both residential and public projects.

The Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA won the Popular Choice award for Higher Education and Research Facilities, the Aria by MHN Design Union won the Popular Choice award for Multi Unit Housing - Mid Rise (5-15 Floors), and the Wollongong Central Development by HDR won both the Popular Choice and Jury Choice awards for the Shopping Centre category.

Over 300 judges formed the jury to select 150 winners from over 90 categories, with the jury including names such as John Edelman, Marcus Fairs, Yves Behar and Shelley Penn.

Winners of the Popular Choice awards were determined through an online poll.

Hotel Hotel by March Studio, which was shortlisted for the Hotels and Resorts category. Image:  John Gollings

Nine Australian projects were initially shortlisted for the awards, including Sydney Data Centre by Greenbox Architecture and Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior by March Studio.

Special Mentions were given to Central Barangaroo by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by Conrad Gargett Riddel and Lyons Architecture and Indooroopilly Health Space by Surroundings.

The annual A+Awards Gala is being held in New York on May 14.  To view the full list of award winners, click here.


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